1. It always rains
Ok, so we have a very diverse climate here in Scotland, but it doesn’t always rain! In fact, Edinburgh’s annual rainfall of 668 mm is on a par with Morocco, Sydney and Barcelona!
2. Everything is deep-fried
Ugh. Yes, you can find certain fast food restaurants that will deep fry pizzas, mars bars and a variety of other foods, but it’s not something that happens everywhere. In fact, Scotland has some of the finest restaurants and dining in the UK, including 14 Michelin Starred restaurants, 22 AA Rosette awarded restaurants, plus a host of restaurants by famous Chefs like Jamie Oliver, Michel Roux Jr, Marco Pierre White and Tony Singh.
3. Kilts are just for fun
Absolutely not! Our national dress is very important to us, and kilts - just like ceilidh dancing and addressing the haggis - are an important part of ceremonious occasions. That's why we like to give groups the change to experience wearing a kilt, it's a special privilege.
4. Edinburgh is better than Glasgow for incentives
Our capital city is one of the most beautiful in the world. And once upon a time Glasgow was considered the rougher, poor relation, but not any more! Glasgow is a thriving centre for arts, culture, music and design. It’s recently been named by National Geographic as one of the best cities in the world to visit. Plus, the Hello Scotland team is based in Glasgow!
5. We only drink Whisky and Irn Bru
It’s true that Scotland has a rich history in whisky production AND that unlike most countries in the world, our favourite fizzy drink isn’t Coke-a-cola, it’s Irn Bru. But that’s not all. Oh no. Scotland has over 70% of the UK’s gin distilleries, and a huge craft beer scene that includes award-winning and global beers like BrewDog.
6. You can see the whole country in just a few days
No way! We might be a small country and we have great roads and transport connections, but once you hit the winding roads of the Highlands you’ll quickly discover that there is just so much to see and experience that you’d need a good few weeks to explore. Luckily for you, our project team are experts in picking the best locations and program ideas to suit your group’s expectations, timeframe and budget.
7. Scottish people are renowned for being grumpy, aloof and dour
It’s not true! We a happy friendly bunch...and Cambridge University proved it. Last year they did a study and found that we are the most agreeable and cooperative people in the UK :)
Well, we’ll leave that one up to you to decide!
Mindfulness is not a new concept as it takes it origins from Buddhism, but we’ve certainly seen its use grow in clinical psychology and popular media. But can it really have a place in the corporate world and in corporate incentive trips?
Are you attending IMEX in Frankfurt this May? Then you should pop by the TCC Network stand to meet Bill and find out why Scotland is an awesome place for corporate incentives. And if that’s not enough of an incentive for you, here’s 6 reasons why you should book an appointment.
It used to be really hard to get hotel availability in Aberdeen. And when you did, rates were high and restaurants booked out. But a change in industry in Scotland’s granite city has made it much more competitive and accessible for groups. Good news for incentive planners as this gem on Scotland’s North East coast is one to give serious consideration for your next incentive group. Here’s just some of what it has to offer…
2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, but what does that actually mean for incentive groups who are travelling to, or considering Scotland for a sales incentive trip?
Well, we’ve asked some of the team for their thoughts on their favourite historic / heritage experience for incentive groups.
Scotland is an awesome incentive destination (we're only a little bias), but here are six reasons why it's going to be even more awesome in 2017.
Earlier this year we celebrated Hello Scotland's 20th birthday party and we're delighted to share some insights from how, where and what it was like at the beginning. Big thanks to Neil for sharing his memories with us!
From the plaids of William Wallace to the fashion runways of Chanel, tartan and tweed are two of Scotland’s biggest exports, but how can you incorporate them into your Scottish corporate incentive trip?
Autumn in Scotland is all about getting out of the city and enjoying the wonders of our beautiful countryside. We love building programmes for this time of year (September-November) as there are some awesome experiences to be had and usually great hotel availability! Here are just some of our favourites activities for an autumn incentive trip in Scotland...
Do you want to know what it's like behinds the scenes of a leading Scottish DMC? Do you want a sneaky peek at what our incentive clients experience? Or do you just want to find out why Kirsten has passed out on the floor?
Not our usual blog style, but thanks to Jury's Inn for this fantastic comic strip!
An amazing tale of time travel across two Scottish cities.